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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I'm building my pc into a desk and am trying but failing to find mounting brackets for 5.25" drive bays. Do such things exist!?  If so, where can I buy in the UK? 

 

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1 minute ago, tomnips said:

Hi, I'm building my pc into a desk and am trying but failing to find mounting brackets for 5.25" drive bays. Do such things exist!?  If so, where can I buy in the UK? 

 

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What are you trying to mount to the 5.25" drive bay??


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1 minute ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

What are you trying to mount to the 5.25" drive bay??

A front io panel and blue Ray drive.

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1 minute ago, tomnips said:

A front io panel and blue Ray drive.

What case do you have? You shouldn't require a bracket to mount optical drives since 5.25" bays are the largest you'll have on a case.


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2 minutes ago, tomnips said:

A front io panel and blue Ray drive.

Blu ray drives are 5.25”. So no adapter needed there. IO, what do you mean? Like USB’s and stuff? There are USB/card reader type thing that are made to go into a DVD (5.25) slot. 


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12 minutes ago, tomnips said:

A front io panel and blue Ray drive.

For front panel I/O that are the size of a 3.5" bay, you could use something like this to mount it to the 5.25" bay.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-3-5in-5-25in-Bracket-Adapter-Black/dp/B000HLZXH2


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A standalone 5.25" mounting bracket? If they exist they're not common.

 

If you're already going custom desk PC why not find an old junk tower. Cut the 5.25" bay out of it then paint it up to look pretty?

 

That'd be my course of action.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
42 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

What case do you have? You shouldn't require a bracket to mount optical drives since 5.25" bays are the largest you'll have on a case.

I don't think you realised what I meant... I'm building in a desk, not putting a tower in a desk.

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26 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

A standalone 5.25" mounting bracket? If they exist they're not common.

 

If you're already going custom desk PC why not find an old junk tower. Cut the 5.25" bay out of it then paint it up to look pretty?

 

That'd be my course of action.

I think that may be what I resort too... was just trying to save my old case 'just in case (excuse the pun).

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36 minutes ago, tomnips said:

I think that may be what I resort too... was just trying to save my old case 'just in case (excuse the pun).

If you're OK with spray paint you can use just about any old junker chassis you can find. You don't have to hack up a box you were hoping to save.


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